Early Childhood

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Early Childhood

Physical Developmental Milestones Between the ages of 2 and 12 children begin to develop their gross motor skills such as walking in rhytically, hurried walk changes to run. They begin to jump, hop, flex upper body. Around the age of 4-5 they start walking down stairs, running smoothly, and ride tricycle. Durnig their 5th and 6th year they have increased their running to 12 feet, ride bicyle with training wheels, and display mature. When they reach the age of 7 through 11 they have increased their speed in running, increases vertical jump, and increase throwing and kicking speed (Berk, 2013).

Early ChildhoodAges 2 - 12

Languag Developmental Milestones Communication is the way we connect and interact with each other. Children around two years old start understanding instructions containing two key words, use over 50 single words, and are understood by familiar adults most of the times. By the time they reach 5 years they understand and use more concept words, are able to take turns in much longer conversations and are able to retail stories (kidshealth.org). During this years children tend to ask a lot of questions.

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Signs of atypical development During this age children tend to ask alot of questions. This is the stage where they demonstrate some increase in aggressive behavior, which may decreace by age of five. But they also tend to be more social and be in groups with friends.

Parents need to help children develop language and social skills by reading and have social conversation.

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Cognitive Developmental Milestone During this stage the preoperational stage is when children begin to build skills and have mastered their sensorimotor development. During the preoperational stage children begin to increasingly play in imaginary play. As their cognitive skills develop they stop play imagianry play to play invoving plots and scenarios (Oswalt, 2015).


Berk, L.E. (2013). Child Development. Pearson Educantion, Inc (9th edition).Communication development by 5 years. Retrieved from: www.kidshealth.org.nz/communicationOswalt, A. (2015). Early Childhood Cognitive Development Symbolic function. Retrieved from:www.gracepointwellness.org




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